The Friday Five – National Women’s Health Week
During National Women’s Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week, led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (@womenshealth), serves as a reminder for women and girls, especially during the outbreak of COVID-19, to make their health a priority and take care of themselves. NWHW kicked off on Mother’s Day, May 9, and was celebrated throughout this past week. Our Friday Five sifts through some of the highlights of the week and features five of them.
HHS Awards $40 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Emergency Home Visiting Assistance for Families Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic
In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, and thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded approximately $40 million in emergency home visiting funds to states, territories, and the District of Columbia to support children and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program supports the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive, high quality, voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services to children and families living in communities at risk for poor maternal and child health outcomes.
ANNOUNCED #TODAY: In recognition of #NWHW, @HHSGov, through #HRSA, awarded ~ $40 MILLION in American Rescue Plan emergency #HomeVisiting funds to support children & families affected by the #COVID19 pandemic. Learn more: https://t.co/a35JdnVq7C pic.twitter.com/smKaedpHXI
— HRSA (@HRSAgov) May 11, 2021
Are you ready to find your health?
According to the Office on Women’s Health health isn’t one-size-fits-all. We’re all unique! We all have our own reasons for wanting to be healthy and ways of going about it. It can be hard to take steps for good health. But discovering what works best for you can help you build healthy habits — habits you’ll be more likely to stick to for a healthier, happier you. This National Women’s Health Week use this tool to help find what works best for you.
Healthy Eating and Women
The Office on Women’s Health offers the following: “The basics of healthy eating and good nutrition are the same for women and men: Choose healthy foods most of the time and limit the amount of unhealthy foods you eat. But women have some unique nutritional needs, especially in different stages of life. And healthy eating can be difficult to fit into your everyday life. Check out their resource pages for answers to your questions about healthy eating.
#DYK Being healthy is more than a number on a scale? Incorporating physical activity and healthier eating habits shows the real progress! Need some ideas to get started, visit: https://t.co/LyCNRx9Jel #NWHW #OWH30 pic.twitter.com/yrxkHQXQqk
— womenshealth.gov (@womenshealth) May 12, 2021
Women and Mental Health
While physical health is very important, mental health is as well. According to the FDA (@FDAWomen) women are more likely than men to feel depressed, although it is a major problem for both sexes. Additionally, the strain of the pandemic has impacted each and every one of us. Check out the resources offered by FDA for signs of depression and options for treatment.
— FDAWomen (@FDAWomen) May 13, 2021
Can’t Get Enough of Mental Health
There is more to mental health than depression! Most of us experience an array of feelings each and every day. This infographic from CVS Pharmacy is simple but helpful.
— CVS Pharmacy (@cvspharmacy) May 10, 2021